P&Q’s Must Reads: MBA Pay: The Impact Of Moving Overseas

Hello everyone  — Welcome back to Poets&Quants’ Must Reads, a quick, digestible recap of the top business school news, sponsored by CentreCourt, P&Q’s virtual admission events.

I’m your host, Kristy Bleizeffer, and I’ll be highlighting the most important P&Q stories you might have missed. So, let’s get to it. 

No. 1: MBA Pay: The Impact Of Moving Overseas 

Moving internationally, post-MBA, could actually hurt your pay prospects, a new study finds.

The study, conducted by professors from the Wharton School, London Business School, and Utrecht University, found that MBA grads who moved internationally once or twice experienced less pay growth compared to those who stayed put. However, grads who made more than four international moves, termed “Superglobals”, saw substantially higher pay growth. The authors collected survey data from 1,322 MBA grads, analyzing their career steps, countries worked in, and compensation at various job stages.

Read more about this study from our trending tab.

No. 2: What Will B-Schools Prioritize In The New Year?

What do the top minds in graduate business education expect 2024 to bring to the halls of learning? More focus on sustainability, artificial intelligence (especially generative AI), and business as a force for good, for starters. But that’s hardly news. 

P&Q asked the deans at several leading B-schools what else the leaders think is coming. Read how they answered in this story, now on our homepage.

No. 3: Poet&Quants’ International MBA Ranking

INSEAD did it again. After giving up first place to Spain’s IESE Business School in last year’s Poets&Quants‘ ranking of the best international MBA programs, INSEAD squeaked back to the top for the ninth time in 14 years. The school, with campuses in France, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and San Francisco, also won Poets&Quants‘ MBA Program of the Year for its new emphasis on sustainability. INSEAD’s accelerated 10-month MBA is the quintessential global experience, drawing students from 110 nationalities and 75 countries.

Find this story in our trending tab to see how all the major international schools are ranked.

No. 4: Our Weekly Round Up of  News You Can Use

No matter where you are in your MBA journey, we bring several helpful stories for you this week.

First up: AI And Admissions: How Authenticity Trumps Perfection In MBA Essays.  This article, which also offers tips on thanking your recommenders,  is available in our admissions hub.

Next:  Tips For Round 2 MBA Applicants. This story, also with advice to Students at European MBA Programs, is up now on our homepage.

Finally: 2023 MBA Admissions Advice: The Complete Collection

Find this collection of all of our best admission news, advice, and features on our homepage.

And, that’s it for this week’s Must Reads recap. 

I also want to alert school seekers to our events tab from our main menu. There, you’ll find all the upcoming admissions events for a range of degrees and programs including full-time and online MBAs, specialized masters, entrepreneurship and more. Registration is free.

Again, I’m Kristy Bleizeffer, and you can join me next week, right here, for a recap of what’s important in the world of business education. Thanks for listening and, as always, stay informed!

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